Welcome to the beginner’s guide to Samurai Siege for the iOS and Android! Samurai Siege has gameplay that will be immediately familiar to anyone who has played Clash of Clans or Backyard Monsters. You have two main resources to collect, which are jade coins and essence, and your goal is to turn your base into a heavily defended, resource-producing machine while also demolishing other players, and progressing through the quest mode until you finally meet and beat the evil Ice Lord. Read on for the beginner’s guide to Samurai Siege!
There is a rather short tutorial in the game, but it doesn’t give you too many of the basics. First order of operations should be to get your base started on producing resources, because they are essential to every function in the game. Essence is used to train your troops, while coins are used to construct and upgrade most of your buildings. Get more of these with the essence wells and the markets, and store more of these with the coin vault and the essence storage.
It’s all well and good to have loads of resources, but your city has to be well defended. In the defense tab you first start off with the archer towers, which do a small amount of damage, but have a decent range. Walls will block troops from getting to your buildings, at least until the walls are destroyed. More defensive buildings are unlocked by playing through the single player quest battles.
The cannon is the first one you unlock, and it fires long-range explosive shots. Freeze towers will freeze a group of enemies for two seconds. Freeze traps will freeze anybody who steps in their general vicinity. Drum guns will fire machine-gun blasts at any troops within range. Bomb traps will act like mines, blowing up adversaries who step on them. Lightning towers fire electric shots that bounce from enemy troop to enemy troop, damaging many of them. Jade lions are medium-range and will come to life, attacking enemy troops and doing a large quantity of damage.
The carpenter shack is where your carpenters live – two of them to start out with, meaning that you can build/upgrade two buildings at a time. Each upgrade to the carpenter shack costs loads of diamonds, but adds one more carpenter, with level five (five carpenters at a time) being the maximum that you can have.